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#1 ColdScrip

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 09:57 PM

Well I figured I might as well make my own thread here. I waited quite some time since my last update from when I pulled the motor. First Starquest, second car i've owned. So heres the progress!

Red 87 TSI 225,000 Miles. Engine blown, threw rod bearings.

When i got the car: http://www.starquestclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=83078

Engine pull and dismantling: http://www.starquestclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=83236





Carpet out etc.


Dash out


All of this was inside the ducts for the heater core. It even had a to do list in the pile.




I had to cut/bend the metal a bit to get this clevis and cotter pin out.


What it looks like once the brake booster is off.







Ok i'll stop screwing around and show you guys what all I really have been doing all this time sweatingitout.gif


































What I've done today:








I'll be cleaning the entire shell including underneath and then coating it with chassis saver.







So thats where i'm at now. I have been collecting parts and planning things out. I have an 88 fiji right outside of that building. The fiji will be getting the 87 transmission and rear end. The 87 will be getting the 88 rear end, tranny, ecu, and knock box. As well as whatever else the 87 will need. The plan is to have both running though. The 87 Red car you see here will be fiji. Won't be a spec of red left.

Any rust will be wirebrushed and coated with chassis saver. Any rot will be filled in then chassis savered. I will be picking up a good 83 hood this week. Driver fender is nearly perfect. Passenger fender has a little bit of rust/rot and will be replaced with one that my dad has. Skirts had rust and my brother is letting my have some perfect ones. (Thanks guys).  VERY minor rust on the shell itself and it will be heavily treated to the best of my ability. Call me a perfectionist I guess.

Motor:
1. 8:1 Compression Wiseco forged pistons.
2. Brand new Marnal head made in Spain.
3. SS OS Valves with Schneider springs.
4. Setup to run a performance cam with mechanical rockers (stock cam will be used, just planning for the future).
5. Reconditioned rods.
6. Block resurfaced and bored .20 over. (A lot of guys do .40, but heck I like knowing that my block can be reused just in case).
7. Crank ground, polished, and balanced.
8. Balance shafts eliminated.
9. Brand new oil pump.
10. All new timing.
11. Ajusa gasket kit
12. ARP head studs and rod bolts.

Parts by my Dad (Dad on forums as well). Engine will be rebuilt by him and myself.

Intake manifold, new Marnal head, and exhaust manifold will all be ported.

Exhaust is shot, so I'll probably get a 3'' exhaust made.

AC will be completely removed except for the evaporator core.

EVERY connection on the harness will be cleaned and checked for good connections on the wires as well as placed with dielectric grease before going back on the car.

88 flywheel will be lightened and resurfaced.

Tires are good on this car and the fiji so I'm good for awhile there.

ABS delete and emissions stuff removed.

Parts I have now or will be getting for this restore:
1. Mookeh overlays.
2. Boost gauge that will be placed in the gauge cluster.
3. MK2 OVCP HKS SSQV BOV.
4. Mookeh new coolant hoses.
5. New spark plug wires, spark plugs, ignition, and O2 sensor.
6. New aluminum radiator.
7. New speedometer cable.
8. New OEM Clutch.
9. New struts on all 4 corners.
10. 83 hood.
11. New/used windshield. (Will have to see)
12. New battery.
13. Antenna
14. Replacing front bumper support with a near perfect one.
15. Like new 88 air dam. I can't find a single flaw on the thing.
16. SS Clutch line
17. SS Brake lines
18. New steering coupler
19. All new filters of course.
20. Probably a new Walbro 255l fuel pump as well.
21. I'm sure I'm forgetting quite a bit. Of course new parts will be a continuous thing for this car.

The entire shell will be cleaned and primered, except the underneath will be cleaned and treated to chassis saver. Afterwards, the entire shell will be painted Fiji blue. The idea is that there won't be a spec of dirt anywhere on the car and ever single corner will have fresh paint. Then the car will be reassembled and the rest of the car (what everyone else sees on the outside) will be painted, cleared, wet sanded, and buffed.

Whats nice about these cars are that they are 20+ years old. Thus any problem spots that form rust are shown already. All hidden metal pieces will be painted and wire brushed. All metal lines will be wirebrushed and painted/chassis saver. For instance, the 88 rear end will be thoroughly cleaned and chassis savered. The shell has already been pressure washed.

So thats where I'm at so far guys. My next step is getting the 88 rear end out. That shouldn't take too long. Its always faster doing it the second time.

Edited by ColdScrip, 28 December 2008 - 10:05 PM.

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#2 J_Copeland

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:14 PM

You've made alot of progress.Nice.

Who's gonna be painting it,I'm in need of a good local painter?

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:34 PM

i have thought about getting one and doing the same thing. i figure taking everything apart will be easier than putting it back together though. i am afraid that i will lose heart and get frustrated without putting it back together.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:45 PM

dont use the marnel head get the m6 aussie head much better.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:15 PM

Looks like its gonna be sweet, youve made a lot of progress on that car man! I wish i was as motivated as you are  thumbsup.gif
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:36 AM

I am impressed at how my Dads car came out when he painted it. So he will be teaching me how to paint and he'll be watching over my shoulder to make sure I won't be messing up.

I haven't really lost interest or drive for this project at all. I love learning how it all works and making it the best that I can.

Have any more info on this m6 aussie head?

Thanks Phil =) Thats what my brother said as well lol.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:05 PM

why not keep the good stuff in the 88 and build that one? instead of swapping everything from a good 88 to a 87?

just curious??

why paint a red one fiji blue when you already have one blue?

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:40 PM

QUOTE (PDodson @ Jan 1 2009, 01:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
why not keep the good stuff in the 88 and build that one? instead of swapping everything from a good 88 to a 87?

just curious??

why paint a red one fiji blue when you already have one blue?


The blue has a decent amount of rust/rot. One of the framerails is completely through.

The body on the red is perfect.

Why not build both, but put all the best stuff on one and paint it the color I like? smile.gif
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:30 PM

Alright update time. Front end has been completely redone. New tie rods, ball joints, center link, struts and strut bearings, bushings, etc.   Mookeeh Poly bushings installed as well.

Underbody is done. Just some touch up to do next time I open the can. That was a time consumer. I literally scrubbed by hand with a rag and kerosene. I wore that crap for days. My face was entirely black once I came from underneath the car.

Rear end is dismantled and is currently next to be redone and coated just like the front end. So I am working on that while doing body work and getting it ready for primer/paint.

Here are the pics:

Underbody before:


Underbody cleaned:










Underbody done:
You can still see some red shining through, it will get a second coat. I am using chassis saver. If it gets on you, it won't come off for a week.









Front end before:


Front end sandblasted and ready for paint:




Front end getting coated:






Front end assembled with some rear end disassembled. I really need to get a better picture of the front end assembled. You need to see it in person smile.gif



And last but not least....this is a picture of my Dad and I burning the bushings out of the rear end. Good god....those bolts were hell to get out. The picture looks like something out of a movie lol.




I'll try to get some better shots of the front end being done. More updates to come!
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:42 AM

Awesome... some REAL work getting done here!!  You should weigh it completely stripped.

What'd you use to clean the underbody?? Wire wheel??  Looks like a lot of time went into that.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:06 AM

QUOTE (Komeuppance @ Apr 10 2009, 08:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awesome... some REAL work getting done here!!  You should weigh it completely stripped.

What'd you use to clean the underbody?? Wire wheel??  Looks like a lot of time went into that.

-Robert


Wire wheel to start but it couldn't get everything off. There was some underbody coating mixed with various oils that just spread. I ended up scrubbing it by hand with kerosene.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:26 AM

When you finish sell it on "Barret-Jackson"

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:08 AM

Wow...talk about doing it right.....
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:14 PM

Long live the Conquest!!!!
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:11 PM

Now thats how to take care of a SQ. and its nothing special. meaning its not a rare car. but to see someone put that much time and love into a ro4 87 is awesome to say the least.
i would love to have the room to do a resto of that scale. i would do it as a full time job.
when i come into alot of money and do need to work any more. i will build a garage to do resto for everyone

then i'll have to change my name from starquestJOE to STARQUESTking

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IM STARQUEST 4 LIFE ....
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88 esi-r-white-SOLD
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87 tsi-black/red-SOLD
88 tsi yellow sold
89 tsi white parts car
88 esi-r-black-RIP
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                    88and 89parts car...need parts???
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:16 PM

Someday, when I find a really clean shell to work with....I will do this.  Great work Bill.  It looks outstanding.  When your done, it will look like it rolled off the assembly line.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:27 PM

Once Im done with the Barracuda...the Quest is next.  But, I'd be very afraid to take it down to that level...lol

My guess is upon reassembly...the FSM is going to be your new best bud tongue.gif

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (strang3majik @ Apr 13 2009, 10:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Once Im done with the Barracuda...the Quest is next.  But, I'd be very afraid to take it down to that level...lol

My guess is upon reassembly...the FSM is going to be your new best bud tongue.gif


LOL yes we are already very close. The 88 is sitting outside and will be the next project. So it would be ok for it to come apart a little just for reference. It helps having all these quests around.


And thanks Justin smile.gif I did get pretty lucky with having such a clean shell.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:36 PM

So my car is next right?

Very beautiful and I really hope you do not lose interest. Its going to be amazing in my opinion.

Even when you finish it if it looks like all the others...few have ever put this much time and effort into a car. I think it

would really make it special just because of that.

GREAT JOB!

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:16 PM

wow..looks awsome man... actually looks a lot like my car...lol..  Raped and violated...lol.   I've been using gas to disolve the undercoating, I will be trying kero next.  That $hit sucks for sure...




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